Refrigeration

Efficiency, Cost Concerns Drive Refrigeration Innovations

Technical Papers Look at New Ways to Work with Familiar Refrigerant
May 27, 2014

When hundreds of the top ammonia refrigeration engineers, manufacturers, contractors, and end users gather in one place, technical talk is sure to follow. Such was the case at the most recent International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Proper Maintenance of a Recovery Unit

Daily Care Ensures Longer Equipment Life
May 27, 2014

This article, the second in a series, features important maintenance considerations in order to keep a refrigerant recovery unit operating properly. 


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AHRI Challenges Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Final Rule in Court

May 27, 2014

On May 27, 2014, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its final rule regarding energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. 


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New Product: Outdoor Condensing Unit

May 27, 2014

The G-Series ½-6 horsepower (hp) outdoor condensing unit has been added to the company’s line of outdoor condensing unit products. The new series enhances serviceability while delivering operational efficiency gains for the end user. 


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Another Ice Machine Adventure

End Users Provide Servicing Challenges
May 27, 2014

A while ago I took my wife to a bed and breakfast on a lake. It was an older place, but how they (mis-)treated one of the ice machines — which itself appeared to be pretty old — was something else.


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May 20, 2014: DOE Announces New Efficiency Standards for Motors, Walk-In Coolers and Freezers

New Standards Expected to Save Money and Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new energy efficiency standards for electric motors and for walk-in coolers and freezers. According to the DOE, these standards combined are expected to provide businesses with $26 billion in energy savings through 2030.


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The NEWS, Honeywell to Host Free R-22 Webinar

Separate R-22 Facts from Fiction During June 3 Webinar
May 19, 2014

This webinar will help contractors decipher fact from fiction when it comes to R-22. 


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Project Files: Norwegian Supermarket Goes Green

May 19, 2014

The goal of the project was to provide energy-efficient HVAC solutions that reduce the client’s energy costs while providing flexible cooling/heating options to a multi-tenant/multiuse facility.


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May 13, 2014: Star Refrigeration Launches US Subsidiary, Azane Inc.

Company Will Offer Packaged Ammonia Chillers and Freezers
May 13, 2014

Star Refrigeration Group announced that it has launched a new United States subsidiary, Azane Inc., to manufacture and supply its “low-charge ammonia” technology in the U.S. The company developed the technology to meet the challenges that the HVACR industry was facing as Europe started the phaseout of R-22 refrigerant.


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May 6, 2014: Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Demand in the US to Reach $10.7 Billion

Growth Expected in the Foodservice and Food Retail Sectors
May 6, 2014

Demand for commercial refrigeration equipment in the United States is forecast to increase 3.1 percent per year through 2018 to $10.7 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.


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